Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

I think I'll go as a triathlete. Scary!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Laura goes to Pulau Ubin

This weekend, Barry and I went to a lesser known Singaporean Island, Pulau Ubin, located in the Johor Strait. Here are some of the challenges we faced:
Getting stuck in the past.Being careful of the rather large jackfruits. Then, a vicious dog ate our map:
There wasn't enough parking:And there was clearly a risk of falling coconuts, or sinking into the coconut bog.Please see more pictures of our adventure here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Balcony Sunsets

Gravy Train?

This is what happens when the subway comes after 6, rather than 4 minutes during rush hour. (We failed to board.)

Monday, October 20, 2008


Recently, there have been events that happened much like last year. On October 6, we celebrated Durga Puja, though this year I did not wear a Sari. After facing the challenges of obtaining obscure western food such as turkey and pumpkin, we hosted a lovely Thanksgiving for 9.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gritty Singapore

Lest the media, including this site, convince you that Singapore is immaculate and sterile, here is some evidence to the contrary. Singapore is an eclectic mix of old and new, rich and poor, clean and dirty. I hope these pictures, taken mostly in my neighbourhood, demonstrate some of this depth of character (cigarette butt shown for size).

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Here is the lesser known fast food icon, the Dosa Man of Komala's Southern Indian Vegetarian fast food. Known for its yummy fried goodness, sometimes surprising fillings, and flavourful accompaniments, dosa (Thosai) is surprisingly not that much like a Big Mac, though the statue is just as freakishly cheerful.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Deepavali Market

Deepavali continues to provide us, and the rest of Little India, with colour, chaos and excitement. These pictures are from the Deepavali craft market, where decorations, clothes, jewelry, A1 cookies, and Engrish shirts are sold. I have not bought anything yet, as I am waiting for the Day after Deepavali discount sale. Does anyone want a peacock decoration for Christmas? Bangles? Henna?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fruit of the week

The mighty Pomelo is back as fruit of the week again. I'm just saying check out the 61cm circumference of this bad boy, don't you think he desereves it?